Steve – Driver – Pennine Explorer

Well here I am again on another Tour that I have driven several times before. This year on The Pennine Explorer Tour we are based in The City of Bradford. Looking around, The city it is full of many Historical Buildings, (some 5,800) many of them looking very splendid indeed. Bradford is The City of Film and there are many theatres should you wish to take in a show, in fact there is one just neighbouring The Hotel (The Allhambra) The Hotel we are using for this season is The Jurys Inn, and I must say a fairly new Hotel only two years old and located in The City Centre, The Staff here are more than welcoming, the food is very good and the Hotel Bedrooms are very comfortable and clean.

I have had a fantastic crowd of 38 passengers here on this tour, and from the feedback I have received from my clients, they have all had a fabulous holiday.

So what can I tell you about this tour, quite a lot really, so here is what we did.

On our first day we journeyed up to Bradford with a Lunch stop in The Historic Market Town of Stamford.

On our second day we visited The Market Town of Grassington in the morning, and we then visited The Market Town of Skipton with an included Boat Trip on The Leeds to Liverpool Canal (1 hour) in the evening after dinner we went on an optional excursion to The Village of Esholt, and the original Woolpack Pub used in the filming of The Television Programme Emmerdale. ( I have attached a photo of my clients outside The Woolpack)

On our third day we took a Journey on The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, most famous for the filming of The Railway Children, from Oxenhope through to Keighley and then on to The setting of Howarth for lunch, most famed for The Bronte Sisters.

On our fourth day we visited the burgh of Pendle most famous for Pendle Hill and The Witches, we then continued into The dramatic scenery of The Forrest of Bowland, an area of natural outstanding beauty, and we had a comfort stop in the peaceful village of Slaidburn, before continuing to The former Spa town of Settle for Lunch, we then made our way back to Bradford via Oswaldtwizle Mills.

The Woolpack used in The Filming of Emmerdale

Steve – 12th April 2012


6 responses to “Steve – Driver – Pennine Explorer”

  1. rob and andrea camden says :

    our first coach holiday very enjoyable and good company.

    • crusaderdrivers says :

      Glad you enjoyed your Holiday My Friends, hope to see you travelling with us again in the future.

      Best Wishes


  2. mark johnson says :

    well done steve we sore the photo you put on the blog taken at the wall pack we must say a big thank you to you for a great time we had with the way we will be looking forward to next year for the new scotish tours hope you can work some magic with crusaders hope to see you soon and you have a good holiday with your sons all the best steve.

    • crusaderdrivers says :

      Hi Mark you are more than welcome, It was a pleasure taking you on Holiday again, and hope to see you on a tour to Scotland next year, I will mention to the team re: tours in the Grampian and Deeside areas, take care My Friends

      Best Wishes


  3. Alan Foulds says :

    This was a very interesting trip, loved the extra trip to Esholt home of the Woolpack. Steve was a first class driver and deserves a gold medal . He did a great job and had to put up with some extrem weather conditions when driving. Hope he is the driver on our next trip.

    Best wishes

    Dorrie & Alan Foulds

  4. crusaderdrivers says :

    Hello Alan

    Im so glad that you enjoyed your holiday, and especially your trip to Esholt (the original village used in the filming of Emerdale) It was a pleasure to show you around the magnificient sights. Many thanks for your kind comments and hope to see you again on another trip in the near future.

    Take care my Friends.

    Best Wishes


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